One can hardly blame Japanese for acting a bit sensitive towards various forms of disaster-related imagery in the face of the recent earthquake, tsunami, and (ongoing) nuclear crisis, but really now, this is getting a little ridiculous.
Namco Bandai has ordered the destruction of a large number of DVDs promoting an upcoming One Piece game for the Nintendo 3DS. Apparently the trailers on the DVDs, intended to be shown on screens in store displays and the like, contain footage of the character Edward Newgate, also known as Whitebeard (or Shirohige).
Unfortunately for those DVDs, Whitebeard's ultimate attack involves summoning a tsunami to destroy his enemies. Now the DVDs must be destroyed.
The game itself will be just fine, though. It's still on schedule, and Namco Bandai seems to have no intention of actually removing Whitebeard's attack from the final version once it's released. So yes, call this another blip of strangeness coming out of the wake of Japan's worst natural disaster.
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